WHO: Delta Variant Corona on Its Way to Become Global Dominant
Delta is well on its way to becoming the predominant strain of the coronavirus worldwide, says WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan.
This is because this mutation is extra contagious.
The Delta variant first appeared in India this spring, which then struggled with a very severe second corona wave and was subsequently also identified in other countries. In the United Kingdom, 99 percent of all infections now involve the Delta variant. A week ago, it was 90 percent.
In Moscow, too, more and more people are becoming infected with this variant. This is about 90 percent of the cases. The Russian capital is struggling with an increase in infections.
On Friday, 9056 new positive tests were reported, a new daily record. Moscow has therefore extended the previously introduced restrictions.
It is not known how many people worldwide are infected with the Delta variant. This requires additional research. That doesn’t happen in all countries. In some countries, only random research is carried out into virus variants.